Each month I pick four films that I believe will be worthy of your viewing pleasure. I’m posting September’s picks a little later than normal though, as I have been on holiday and this week I returned to work & any spare time has been spent resting, yes I’m lazy I know.
Anyway, I have taken a look around and I will now share with you what’s good at the cinema for the month of September.
Riddick, September 4th
Already on general release and with a very favourable 60% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes & a very good 8/10 on the IMDb, Riddick looks to have put to rest any lingering memories of the bloated mess which was The Chronicles Of Riddick, and instead has gone back to the series’ roots to focus on Vin Diesel’s popular anti-hero. I’ve yet to see this film, but with a fairly clear month ahead, I hope to have a review up sooner rather than later.
Insidious: Chapter 2, September 13th
I was a big fan of the first Insidious film, and despite a slightly silly ending, it had some good scares and a creepy tension throughout. James Wan returns to direct, in what could be his last horror film for a while as he is turning his talents to the action genre next with Fast & Furious 7. Insidious: Chapter 2 directly leads on from the first film and follows “The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.”
Rush, September 13th
Rush is directed by Ron Howard and stars two of the prettiest people in the world in Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. The film is based on the Formula One rivalry between James Hunt & Niki Lauda, which took place in the 70’s. The first trailer sold me, Howard has the setting and tone down while Hemsworth looks like he might let loose a little and enjoy the playboy millionaire role.
White House Down, September 13th
It’s strange that this year has seen two, cinematic, attacks on the White House. First we had Gerard Butler do his best John McClane impression in Olympus Has Fallen, and now we have Channing Tatum attempting to save his daughter and the President in White House Down. The tone of WHD will apparently be different to OHF, and will feature a lighter tone & will feel like more of a buddy cop movie. The trailer makes this look like a bit of dumb fun that shouldn’t be taken too seriously.